Emergency notification a hot idea for employers

Davolt, Steve
February 2006
Employee Benefit News;Feb2006, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p62
The article presents information on a new emergency notification service offered to employers. British paramedic Bob Brotchie developed the In Case of Emergency (ICE) scheme, in which individuals program their cellular telephones with the numbers of family members they wish to contact in medical emergency situations. U.S. for-profit Emergency Alert Network has externalized the telephone numbers in a database service managed by a central call center. Concerns were raised on the ability of medical professionals to carefully notify family members about a loved one in an emergency.


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